CPUT has five campuses:
- The Bellville Campus, formerly the campus of the Peninsula Technikon
- The Cape Town Campus, formerly the campus of the Cape Technikon in Zonnebloem
- The Mowbray Campus, formerly the Mowbray College of Education
- The Granger Bay Campus, housing the Cape Town Hotel School and the Survival Centre
- The Wellington Campus, formerly the Boland College of Education
The Cape Town Campus is built on a portion of District Six.
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology was established on 1 January 2005, when the Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon merged. This merger was part of a national transformation process that transformed the higher education landscape in South Africa.
Today, this institution is the only university of technology in the Western Cape and is the largest university in the region, boasting more than 30 000 students, several campuses and service points and more than 70 programmes.
However, the institution has humble beginnings in the Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon, which dates back to the early 1900’s.